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Administrative Region : Central Macedonia
Regional unit : Pella

Sarakinoi (Greek: Σαρακηνοί, before 1925: Σαρακίνοβο - Sarakinovo[1]) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Aridaia in the western Pella regional unit, Greece. In 2001 its population was 375 for the village and 471 for the community, which includes the village Kato Koryfi. Sarakinoi is located in the southeastern part of the Voras Mountains, at 640 m elevation. It is 5 km west of Polykarpi, 6 km south of Loutraki, 11 km southwest of Aridaia and 15 km northwest of Edessa. Forests cover most of the area.


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Population
Year Village population Community population
1981 482 -
1991 335 -
2001 375 471
People

Aggelis Gatsos, a Slavophone revolutionary leader

History

Prior to the Second Balkan War, the village was largely Slavic speaking. In the early 1920s, refugees arrived from Asia Minor during the Asia Minor Catastrophe when they fled from the Turks, the Slavic speaking inhabitants moved mainly northward. In 1997, the community joined the municipality of Aridaia.
See also

List of settlements in the Pella regional unit

References

^ Name changes of settlements in Greece

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